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  • Catoctin Iron Furnace
    Catoctin Iron Furnace in Cunningham State Park
    Next time you’re making your rounds to Catoctin Mountain/Cunningham Falls State Park in Frederick, MD, you should add a little history booster along the way with a stop in at Catoctin Iron Furnace. Located on the grounds of the Cunningham...
  • Almanac 7 July 2015
    Large hail, record heat and a tornado
    Large hail, record heat and a tornado top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 7.1936 - The start of a heat wave began with Ironwood topping out at...
  • DeWolf Tomb
    Cemetery Ladies travels: Visiting the DeWolf Family Cemetery Bristol RI
    Traveling in a circle of friends who enjoy the beauty of historic cemeteries can be a blessing when one wants to stop and visit a person of fame or celebrity status. So, on this writer’s recent journey to the Association of Gravestones...
  • Old light
    Glen Ridge is an old fashioned town
    When you visit Glen Ridge in New Jersey, you will first notice those gas lamps that have made this suburban town famous. They add such character to this burb making it look like the scene of a Thomas Kinkade painting. At night, Glen Ridge is...
  • Almanac 6 July 2015
    Colliding ships, large hail, sweltering heat
    Colliding ships, large hail, sweltering heat top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here events that happened on July 6.1869 - The wood schooner...
  • Harper's Ferry: A Walk Though History
    Harper's Ferry: A Walk Though History
    Trips to museums can be boring unless you find the right place at the right time. In June, my friends and I took a trip back in time. We went to a place where Thomas Jefferson wrote about and John Brown made his famous stand against slavery.Harper...
  • Etch-A-Sketch is a classic toy.
    Etch-A-Sketch turns fifty-five!
    Toys are a big part of many people’s childhoods. In fact, some toys and games are so beloved that they become infused with pop-culture—that description certainly applies to Etch-A-Sketch, one of the most popular toys ever created which...
  • Almanac 5 July 2015
    Snow flurries, a waterspout, record heat, and heavy rain
    Snow flurries, a waterspout, record heat, and heavy rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 5.1884 - Snow flurries were reported in Negaunee...
  • Liberty Park
    Assassination of President Garfield delays the opening of Liberty Park
    On April 20,1881, MayorFeramorzLittleand the Salt Lake City Councilauthorized thepurchaseof110 acresat the southeast edge of the cityfrom the estate of Brigham Youngfor the purpose of establishingagrandcity park. The purchase price of $27,500 ...
  • Almanac 4 July 2015
    Deadly rip currents, several tornadoes, a shipwreck, and a derecho
    Deadly rip currents, several tornadoes, a shipwreck, and a derecho top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here events that happened on July 4...
  • Almanac 3 July 2015
    A deadly squall, large hail and a waterspout
    A deadly squall, large hail and a waterspout top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 3.1945 - The steel tug, fishing [net boat] Rockaway was sunk...
  • Bobcat kitten in Native American burial ground might be clue to early human-cat relationship
    Bobcat kitten remains found in sacred Native American burial ground
    It often seems like all the great archeological finds, at least, as they pertain to cats, happen elsewhere. Numerous finds in Egypt show how the ancient Egyptians revered cats. The oldest known instance of cats living with humans was found in an...
  • Dice-July4
    Video: California beach-goers don't know why U.S. celebrates July Fourth
    In a video posted to YouTube Wednesday by media analyst Mark Dice, California beach-goers revealed a stunning lack of knowledge regarding the upcoming July Fourth holiday. Some did not know when the Declaration of Independence was signed, who...
  • Almanac 1 July 2015
    Shipwrecks, thunderstorms, large hail, and cold air
    Shipwrecks, thunderstorms, large hail, and cold air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here events that happened on July 1.1918 - The wood, bulk freighter Cream City, while in...
  • Stoneleigh Hotel
    Don't miss the last event in the Dallas Historical Society's summer series
    The Dallas Historical Society has taken the concept of brown-bag history lectures at high noon and created, essentially, historical pub crawls by the light of the moon, so to speak, with their "Pour Yourself Into History" series.April&...
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